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    International Women’s Day 2016 — A Photo Essay

    Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day.  It’s a day when we celebrate women around the world.  We celebrate those who have gone before us and forged the way.  We celebrate mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, grandmothers, and friends.  We celebrate those who inspire us and those who challenge us.    This International Women’s Day, I celebrate the strength and courage of the refugee women I have met and worked with in the Middle East and Europe.  Those who have been forced to…

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    FAQ — Volunteering on Lesvos

    As you may know, earlier this winter, I spent 10 days in Greece volunteering on the island of Lesvos with Lighthouse Relief, assisting asylum seekers who were arriving via boat from…

  • In the Women's Tent

    The Women’s Tent

    “Breathe,” I thought to myself as I crouched to the ground for the umpteenth time to frantically dig through the children’s shoe bins to find a pair of boots to put…

  • Top 15 of 2015

    Top 15 of 2015!

    It’s hard to believe that 2015 has come to a close.  It was a year of travel but also a year of changes. After traveling for the first 8 months of…

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    Greeting Boats on Lesvos

    I didn’t anticipate it would be so dramatic. I thought that the moving music, fancy camera angles, and voiceovers made the arrivals of people on boats from Turkey to Greece seem…

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    Christmas from Lesvos

    The Christmas story is one that we know well.  Mary, a young, pregnant woman, and her fiance Joseph travel a long distance to take part in a census.  When they arrive…